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Talking Cricket
Talking Cricket

Famous TV journalist and bestselling author Padma Shri RAJDEEP SARDESAI returns to writing with a new book, this time on cricket. Democracy's XI features his favourite players from the time of his father, the late Dilip Sardesai, the only-Goa born Test cricketer, and includes two ‘Little Masters’ whose religious roots trace to Goa, Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar More +

What you should wear this Diwali
What you should wear this Diwali

The upcoming festive season presents more than a simple dilemma of what to wear. It’s a time to introspect on hand-crafted local weaves to put the spotlight on India. VIVA GOA showcases the best of Lakmé Fashion Week 2017 that brings ethnic wear into focus More +

Goa's biggest sporting spectacle set  to kickoff
Goa's biggest sporting spectacle set to kickoff

As the FIFA World Cup Under-17 comes to India, Goa – as a host city – bubbles with activity. Spectators will get a chance to watch the future stars of world football in action and witness the national anthem being played at a FIFA event for the first time. VIVA GOA discusses the international sporting event set to take place in the state and expectations from India More +

Cross-country cupid
Cross-country cupid

As vitriolic reports of hate between communities across the world swarm our media, VIVA GOA rediscovers the beauty of love that has no boundaries as multi-cultural couples – of which one partner is Goan – share their stories of commitment, dedication and passion with us More +

Post Politics: Delhi to Goa
Post Politics: Delhi to Goa

In an unlikely twist, Manohar GOPALKRISHNA PRABHU Parrikar sacrificed one of India’s most important ministerial positions as defence minister to return to Goa as chief minister for the fourth time. His tenure at the centre shone with achievements and it appeared he had a glorious future set out for him. Yet, when home called, he never wavered. The state’s most famous politician speaks to VIVA GOA about his stint in Delhi including the famous surgical strike and his dream for a Golden Goa More +

A Life in Combat Boots
A Life in Combat Boots

India's first and only Woman Commando Trainer and a daughter of Goa, Dr Seema Sinari Rao is a selfless fighter. she is a 7th degree black belt in military martial arts, has double doctorate - a master in medicine, a PhD from Indiana University, USA - and has an MBA in crises management. Yet she chose a path less trodden by training thousands of soldiers in the defence & police forces without compensation as a selfless service to the nation More +

Wonder Women
Wonder Women

VIVA GOA celebrates Women’s Day by asking men about the qualities of their eminent wives that make them superstars More +

Honours in Hospitality
Honours in Hospitality

hotels and resorts in Goa are regularly recognised for their excellence and customer service at national and international levels. When VIVA GOA supported by Goa Tourism decided to honour the best in hospitality in the state, the whole industry turned up to support and cheer their peers More +

Goa: The Place To Party
Goa: The Place To Party

It’s that time of the year when India’s party animals descend on their favourite haunt – Goa. No other place has called to them like the mythological Greek sirens, leading them ecstatically to the time of their lives. Goa’s night clubs are almost legendary, for their range of spirits and DJs alike, and the memories of each year-end fuel plans for the following. It is no wonder then, that Goa was named the ‘6th Best Nightlife City in the World’ by National Geographic for 2015. VIVA GOA picks five of the most popular nightclubs in Goa that never fail to satiate the thirst for a good night More +

Building Goa through BRICS
Building Goa through BRICS

Editor Kedar Dhume in a tête-à-tête with Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on hosting brics, the international economic summit in Goa, on building the state as a forerunning example of India’s prosperity, his entry into politics and personal information made public for the first time. The interview, held at the picturesque Goa Assembly complex in Porvorim, is being telecast on local television channels More +

A Gold for Education
A Gold for Education

As Goa’s most popular professional institute Goa Engineering College and the state’s first ICSE school Sharada Mandir celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year, VIVA Goa takes a look at the journey of these two educational endeavours and how they have progressed over the years More +

Floating Fantasy
Floating Fantasy

The modern organised hospitality industry in Goa had its beginnings a few decades ago, when five-star hotels arrived to cash in on big spenders. Delta Corp, led by chairmanJaydev Mody, has taken it up another notch with India’s first premium floating hotel MV Royale Flotel, where one-of-a-kind luxury is savoured by the well-heeled and opulence is the name of the game. On board, if you snapped your fingers to bring you back to reality, you’d find that’s exactly where you were More +

‘I have a special place for Goa in my heart’
‘I have a special place for Goa in my heart’

Recently named goodwill ambassador by the Indian Olympic Association, Bharat Ratna Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has added yet another responsibility to his commitments after his retirement two and a half years ago. Rooted to Goa through his Aaradhya Daivats, Lord Manguesh in Mangueshi and Goddess Shantadurga in Kavlem, the cricket legend shares a close bond with the state spiritually and personally. On our 6th anniversary, VIVA GOA hits a 6 with the master blaster, touching on the life cricket gave him and what it’s like after retirement More +



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